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[Xen-users] Input from xen hosting providers?

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  • From: Brandon Lamb <brandonlamb@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 19:34:13 -0700
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This is my second mail because the first one turned into a two page novel.

Basically my question is this, what is your opinion on the following,
in regards to having to know about the os and USE in your hosting
environtment. Here is my problem...

We have a sales guy that sold people on the idea of having 4 windows
clients, and 2 "filestore" servers. filestore1 backs up to filestore2
so that if filestore1 fails, they can move over. Okay that is fine
right. But now my boss wants me to be able to keep track and manage
what these guests FUNCTION AS. ie he wants to be able to allow a
customer to tell us to have filestore1 on one physical xen machine,
and filestore2 on another physical xen machine. This way if one
physical box dies they can still operate on filestore2 on the other

My problem with this is being asked to MANAGE these guests, and having
to know which guests can run where. I just want to tell a customer
here is your memory and disk space, here is windows installed. Thats
IT. We already concluded we did not want to be involved in the IT
aspect of running virtual servers. Now for us to take this track seems
like we now would have to take on the IT architecture design as well.
I REALLY dont want to give a rip what the guests are running or how
their os/it level applications are setup.

Does that make sense? Looking for some help here. Im not really into
having to build and keep a spreadsheet of guest2-1 needs to be on
xen1, guest2-2 needs to be on xen2. Oh guest2-2 died uhhh cant move it
to xen1 so have to move to xen3, oh xen3 doesnt have enough resources

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